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Burning Bangkok

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An anti-government protester watches as tires burn in Bangkok on May 15, 2010.  Your View/Cengiz Yar Jr.

A woman inside the Chanel 3 building that anti-government protesters attacked and burned sprays water in Bangkok, Thailand, May 2010.   Your View/Shinobu Onodera

The turmoil in Thailand and the aftermath dominated the news this week, and it showed in the number of outstanding submissions we received from the crisis. Above are two of the best.

View this week’s Your View showcase here.

Looking Thailand in the eyes

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An anti-government 'red shirt' protester injured during a confrontation with the Thai army at Pratunam, is taken into the police hospital in Bangkok May 14, 2010.    Your View/Seila Montes

The tense standoff in Bangkok continues to produce some memorable photos, including this one by Seila Montes of an injured anti-government “red-shirt” protester. The light captured in the man’s eye gives the photo a focal point and a point of connection with the audience.

View this week’s Your View showcase here.

Chaos in the streets

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Injured protester
A pro-government protester lies on the ground after he was injured by a grenade blast in Bangkok, Thailand, April 22, 2010.  Your View/Cyrille Andres

Tensions have been high in Thailand as anti-government “red shirt” protesters face off against pro-government forces and supporters.

Breaking news, key photos

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The death of Poland’s president in a plane crash over the weekend and deadly riots breaking out in Thailand dominated the news early in the week. With huge news such as this, photographers make every effort to capture the action and reaction of the events. Below are some of the strongest submissions to Your View around these two breaking news stories.

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Mourners light candles at Market square in Krakow, Poland, in memory of Poland’s president who died in a plane crash April 2010. Your View/Gustavo Kralj

Getting closer to the action

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Firecrackers

Your View contributor Stuart Clyne captured a dramatic action photo taken during a festival in Phuket, Thailand.

Clyne used a wide-angle focal length to take this picture, which meant he had to get close to his subjects. The paper wadding from exploding firecrackers and the hands covering the faces of the parade participants make it feel as if you the viewer are right in the action.

Solar eclipse

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Contributor Siripong Wattanapaiboon captured an evocative photograph of the July 22 solar eclipse from his vantage point in Chaing Mai, Thailand.  The red and black tints of the clouds artfully conjures a mood reflective not of an obscured sun, but more of a waning moon in an evening sky.

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